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Baby Driver

It’s been 4 long years since the last of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy came out. Edgar Wright hasn’t given us another directorial effort since. When I heard about this movie I became irrationally nervous. The man is one of the top 5 filmmakers working today. Maybe I’m just scared the bubble will burst. Let’s see if it has.

Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a near-supernaturally gifted getaway driver with Tinnitus who plays music to drown out the ringing in his ears and provide a rhythm for his driving.

Baby at the Wheel

I can never get those earphones to fit. He rocks them though.

That rhythm also goes into the film itself. The Baby Driver OST is the best movie soundtrack of the decade taking old and new songs in a way that doesn’t just work to keep the audience from being bored or for structuring “moments”, but is there as a building block for the beat of a scene. It’s glorious.

I love this film. This is the movie that proves once and for all the talents of Edgar Wright as a writer and director. The car chases are the best I’ve seen in years, the writing is quality and the performances are class.

Like David Fincher’s transformation over the years from Fight Club to Gone Girl, Wright’s style has not lost its edge, but it has moved further to the back, maturing like a fine wine. It’s not like The Cornetto Trilogy or Scott Pilgrim where you couldn’t escape from his twisting of conventions, we see now times when things return to relative normality.

I’ve run out of things to say. Go see the film.

Recommended Scenario: If you want a rip-roaring original summer flick.

 

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This entry was posted on July 13, 2017 by in Film Review, Released in 2017.
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